Robin Morgan

Robin Morgan
Robin Morgan
  • Born: January 29, 1941
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet, Author, Political Theorist Activist, Journalist, Lecturer, Editor

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Robin Morgan is an American poet, author, political theorist and activist, journalist, lecturer, and former child actor. Since the early 1960s she has been a key radical feminist member of the American Women's Movement, and a leader in the international feminist movement. Her 1970 anthology Sisterhood is Powerful has been widely credited with helping to start the contemporary feminist movement in the US, and was cited by the New York Public Library as "One of the 100 Most Influential Books of the 20th Century." She has written more than 20 books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and is also known as the editor of Ms. magazine.

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... a legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women—with men relating to that the best they can. Rebellion, Revolution, Insurgency & Resistance
Although every organized patriarchal religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate, woman-fear, and woman-evil, the Roman Catholic Church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion, and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity -- an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It is an obscenity—an all-male hierarchy, celibate or not, that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Power
The oppressed have no alternative—for they have no power—but to fight. Power
There's something contagious about demanding freedom. Freedom & Liberty
White males are most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today. Yet who is controlling the supposed revolution to change all that? White males. Management & Managing Government
Don't accept rides from strange men - and remember that all men are strange as hell.
Feminism is for all women and girls, not a privileged few or one ethnicity, religion, age, sexual preference, ability, region or hemisphere. Women ;Religion & God
Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Friendship
I am an artist and a political being as well.
I feel that man-hating is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.
In the long run, Women's Liberation will of course free men-but in the short run it's going to COST men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily. Women
It isn't until you begin to fight in your own cause that you become really committed to winning and become a genuine ally of other people struggling for their freedom. Freedom & Liberty
Legitimate revolution must be led by, made by those who have been most oppressed: black, brown, yellow, red, and white women-with men relating to that the best they can.
Let's put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism-the lie that there can be such a thing as men's liberation groups. Time
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible.
Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group specifically because of a threatening characteristic shared by the latter group.
Sexism is not the fault of women - kill your fathers, not your mothers. Women
Should we tolerate debate within feminism's ranks? Undebatable! But it's not so simple: women are socialised to avoid conflict; when we do differ, especially on politics and in public, it's still tediously labelled a 'catfight.' Women ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The Roman Catholic church... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion. Women ;Power
We are the women men warned us about. Women
We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage. Women ;Families, Children & Parenting
We're not inherently anything but human.
White males are the most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today. Life
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. Women
Women born and raised on this fragile planet have more uniting us than dividing us - and it's the job of feminists to help us realise that. Women

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